Religion, State Power, and Domestic Violence in Muslim Societies: A Framework for Comparative Analysis

@article{Hajjar2004ReligionSP,
  title={Religion, State Power, and Domestic Violence in Muslim Societies: A Framework for Comparative Analysis},
  author={Lisa Hajjar},
  journal={Law \&\#x0026; Social Inquiry},
  year={2004},
  volume={29},
  pages={1 - 38}
}
  • L. Hajjar
  • Published 2004
  • Law
  • Law & Social Inquiry
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